Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bridal Shower Cake

My mom's friend's daughter got engaged this past February and while planning her bridal shower luncheon, they knew that the celebration would not be complete without a fabulous custom cake by Me!

The shower was this past weekend and I had been planning this cake out for a while now so I was so excited to finally get to make it for real!

Here it is!

I absolutely LOVED this cake! As did the bride-to-be and all those who attended the luncheon! The woman serving the cake refused to cut into the dress part, even when people asked for a piece!

What a fun cake, and in the end, a fun week too! :)

Birthday Cake!

This past week was a busy one for me! I've been swamped at work (when I'm not caking or blogging, I actually work full time as a pastry "chef" at a caterer and we're fast approaching a busy season!), I taught that awesome decorating course, I had a cake order and on top of that it was my grandmother's Birthday! And that, of course, means another cake!

A few months ago I got super inspired and sketched out pages and pages of beautiful cake designs. The problem? I've had no time to try them out since being crazy busy at work (not to mention being exhausted!). This was the perfect opportunity to finally bring one of those ideas on paper into fruition!

Here it is!

I had so much fun making the sparkling (and edible!) gem detail for the bow! It turned out perfectly.

If only I had more time (or energy) to try out all my design ideas!

Decorating Crash Course!

Last week, I was asked by a friend of a friend to teach a mini decorating course for a Bachelorette party! What a cute and fun idea!! I just couldn't say no to that!

The bride-to-be requested a very tame and relaxing evening so her friends thought it would be fun to get a quick lesson in decorating cupcakes and cookies!

We all had a blast! I taught them how to make roses, tulips, bows and some other cute decorations and I must say, I was quite impressed with their skills!

Here are some of their beautiful results!

And here was my demo flower and sugar cookie, not quite as beautiful, creative or colourful as my students' creations!

It was definitely a learning experience for all of us - I gave them a lesson in decorating with fondant and gum paste, and they gave me awesome decorating ideas! Who'd have thought you could have so much fun with sugar cookies? :)

What a fun night!!